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Member since Mar-10-07 · Last seen Jul-23-16
29 years old, USCF rating ~1750. Personal best around 2100 blitz on ICC and Playchess. Around 1800 on FICS (handle: dumbgai). Inactive in OTB competition since 2011. Inactive in all chess since 2013.

I still follow professional chess because I'm curious to see who wins, but overall my sense is that too many people take this board game way too seriously.

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   dumbgai has kibitzed 3031 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-23-16 Bilbao (2016) (replies)
dumbgai: Wei Yi had a good showing here, only losing to Carlsen and winning against Giri.
   Jul-19-16 Wei Yi vs A Giri, 2016 (replies)
dumbgai: Probably transmission error. Lots of stuff gets shuffled around on the board at the end of the game, which may be interpreted as moves.
   Jun-27-16 11th Edmonton International (2016) (replies)
dumbgai: Good tournament for Banerjee, 4.5/9 and holding 3 GMs to draws. Also a nice final round win for Sambuev, beating the higher rated Sethuraman (who struggled, losing 3 games).
   Jun-15-16 Russia-China Match (2016) (replies)
dumbgai: China needed +3 in the final round (men and women's combined standings) to catch up, and they got +2. Russia wins 25.5-24.5.
   Jun-09-16 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2016 (replies)
dumbgai: The position after 14...d5 is unusually symmetrical for this opening. Black quickly seized the initiative soon after that.
   May-27-16 M Petrosyan vs I Kovalenko, 2015 (replies)
dumbgai: <The finish would be 140... Nd1 141. f4 Ne3 142. f5 Ng4 143. f6 g2#> Good find. I would have played 141...Nf2+ 142. Nxf2 and then either g2+ or Kxf2 or even gxf2, all of which easily win but don't mate immediately.
   May-26-16 Gashimov Memorial (2016) (replies)
dumbgai: Does anyone know who is sponsoring this tournament, and how long they will continue to do so?
   May-25-16 B Koch vs J Jezek, 1956 (replies)
dumbgai: A further point is that 32...Rd7 (to protect h7) doesn't work due to Qg8 mate.
   May-21-16 Yifan Hou (replies)
dumbgai: <You go girl!> My thoughts exactly.
   May-18-16 Robson vs Lingala Sri Harsha, 2006 (replies)
dumbgai: <YouRang> What about 25...Kd8, which threatens ...bxa6?
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